Riverside Baptist Church is blessing low income families by giving away backpacks filled with school supplies for 50 Pasco County school children . Each child will recieve a backpack filled with their schools supplies required for their school and grade, as well as a new pair of shoes.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, `Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.`
“Then the righteous will answer him, `Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?
When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?`
“The King will reply, `I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.`”
All backpacks will be distributed on Saturday, August 12 from 10 am to 1 pm at Riverside Baptist Church located at 6219 River Rd. in New Port Richey.
I would like to say “Thank You” to all of those who helped make the Backpack Giveaway a success! I want to give a special thanks to: Sue Bolton, Angie Tilt, Cindy Tilt, and James Sutherlin for helping pack the backpacks.
All together we helped 11 families with 24 children.
What a blessing it was to participate in this event!
Here are some numbers for you:
70 spiral bound notebooks,
44 glue sticks,
39 packages of pencils,
29 composition notebooks,
27 packages of filler paper (loose leaf paper),
23 packages of pens,
22 packages of index cards,
20 boxes of crayons,
15 regular binders,
11 packages of highlighters,
11 packages of erasers,
10 pairs of scissors,
9 boxes of Ziploc bags,
9 packages of markers,
9 packages of dry erase markers,
9 packages of colored pencils,
9 packages of 5 tab dividers,
8 bottles of hand sanitizer,
7 packages of copy paper,
7 packages of wipes,
7 jump drives,
5 zipper binders,
5 boxes of Kleenex,
5 pencil boxes,
5 handheld pencil sharpeners,
3 packages of post it notes,
2 sets of Crayola water color,
2 packages of sharpies,
1 nap mat,
And 1 clip board, 1 package of scotch tape.
Each child also received a new pair of shoes.
Again, thank you to all who helped make this year’s backpack giveaway a success!